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2011-05-15 00:02:31

EMG Pickups has released a James Hetfield signature guitar pickup series with the design being driven exclusively by the guitarist for Metallica. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 History was made April 23, 2011 at "The Big 4" event in Indio, California, with four of the biggest acts in metal playing together for the first time in the U.S. On this same day Metallica founder and front man James Hetfield unleashed his new EMG Pickups JH Signature Set to 60,000 metal-hungry fans. The JH Set...

2009-10-04 11:17:55

An 85-year-old cancer survivor says the heavy metal group Metallica met with her before a show in Tampa, Fla. Margaret Priebe of Largo, Fla., told The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times that Metallica singer James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett all visited with her before taking the stage Saturday at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum. They were just like what I'd thought they'd be -- very nice, Priebe said of Saturday's visit. Preibe's tale of how she...

2009-04-05 14:07:02

The heavy metal band Metallica has been officially enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers introduced Metallica Saturday at the Public Auditorium, saying the band behind such hits as One and Enter Sandman is a perfect match for the musical Hall of Fame, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Sunday. If you're gonna have a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ... you've got to have Metallica in it, Flea said. Metallica singer James Hetfield said the...

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2009-03-09 12:44:43

Metallica lead singer James Hetfield was treated at Karolinksa Hospital in Stockholm for a suspected case of food poisoning, The Local said Monday. Hetfield reportedly fell ill after eating a takeout Indian meal during the weekend. He was hospitalized Sunday, but released several hours later. As you can clearly see, one of the members of Metallica isn't with us up here on stage tonight. Unfortunately, I have to let you know that James has had a really, really, bad day and he's on his way to...

2008-10-01 18:00:25

Death Magnetic, the ninth studio album from multi-platinum hard-rock band Metallica, is the best-selling album in the country for the third week in a row. Its continued reign atop the Billboard Top 200 album chart makes Metallica the only artist, aside from Jack Johnson, to enjoy a third consecutive week at No. 1 this year. Death Magnetic is also No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock, Modern Rock/Alternative and Rock album charts. Internationally, the album racked up No. 1 chart positions in 32...

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Nick Hasted Metallica have returned with a back-to-basics album and fans all over the country are in a froth. Nick Hasted pens a suitably gushing tribute to a band who have remained extremely loyal to their original manifesto in the face of fashionable young pretenders Metal doesn't rust. In a career that began when The Specials were at No 1 with Ghost Town and has rumbled on to keep Glasvegas from the top of last week's album chart with Death Magnetic after just two days' sales,...

2008-09-21 00:00:16

By Simon Price Rock Metallica can still top the charts, but they haven't stopped writing puerile lyrics Metallica The O2 LONDON Saint Etienne Queen Elizabeth Hall LONDON If an alien spacecraft on an anthropological field trip were to alight on the roof of the Millennium Dome, and its extra-planetary occupants venture inside when Metallica were performing, one wonders what they'd make of it. A Metallica gig is male bonding in excelsis. Roughly every other song involves a gruff...

2008-09-17 15:00:24

Death Magnetic, the ninth studio album from multi-platinum hard-rock band Metallica, is the best-selling album in the country this week, debuting atop the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 1, making Metallica the only band in chart history to have five albums debut at No. 1. Metallica breaks their tie with the Beatles, U2 and the Dave Matthews Band, all of who have four No. 1 album debuts. Death Magnetic is Metallica's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1, following...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

By Edna Gundersen With its sinister growls, guitar blitzes and machine-gunned drums, Metallica's ninth studio album, out Friday, is drawing comparisons to a ferocious '80s streak that preceded the band's latter-day alt-rock shift. Embarking on Death Magnetic, Metallica felt pulled toward a buried lodestone: Master of Puppets, hailed as one of thrash-metal's peaks. On tour in 2006, the 20th anniversary of Puppets, the band began playing its early masterwork in full. "We decided if that's...

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2008-09-03 07:30:00

By Ben Ratliff James Hetfield, Metallica's mordant singer and guitarist, reported to work first, loudly practicing vocal exercises. Lars Ulrich, the group's affable drummer, followed him. Then came the band's long-haired surfers: the lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, a small man walking lightly on his toes; and the bassist Robert Trujillo, the newest member, heavy-featured and mild-mannered. They were in a guarded outbuilding of Cotroceni Stadium here. (The stadium usually serves the soccer...